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A Grimley and Holt Child's values

A Grimley and Holt child holds strong values and empathises with others. They have confidence in their gifts and beliefs and share an interest in, and respect the beliefs of others. A Grimley and Holt child is thoughtful and reflective. They are prepared to forgive and enjoy helping others. They have a strong sense of community and involve themselves in advocacy and fund-raising for charities and causes at a local, national and international level.

Pupils at our school know that here, they can find security, acceptance, reassurance, and an opportunity to develop their potential.

Being a Church School makes Grimley and Holt distinct because our ethos is based on Christian values. We believe that every child is unique and each has individual gifts and talents. It is our role to recognise and nurture these talents, and support every child to become the best that they can be.

Grimley and Holt CE Primary is a Church School not a faith school; this means that our community is open to people of all faiths and those of no faith. Our actions are driven by Christian principles, and we provide the children with opportunities to develop their faith, such as providing opportunities to undertake confirmation classes, should they wish to. The school places great emphasis on the spiritual development of the children, and this helps children to reflect on the big questions of life as they seek to make sense of the world they encounter.

Special emphasis is placed on Collective Worship which helps to create a strong and reflective community. Our worship is one of the key ways in which we forge a shared set of values; it also provides us with a pathway that guides us through the year. Special emphasis is also placed on Religious Education where children can explore the spiritual response of other people. Our children encounter the major world faiths as well as focusing on Christianity.

Learning about religion and learning from religion are important for all pupils, as religious education (RE) helps pupils develop an understanding of themselves and others. RE promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of individuals and of groups and communities- it is crucial to the development of a tolerant society.

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